I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8 installed and have blocked a person who is harassing me via my txt messages.

I do not have a phone number for this person as he is texting me via iMessage with his email address. This person lives in Norway and I in the US.

I have researched and have found that when blocking a caller on an iPhone the caller will NOT be notified that he has been blocked. He will receive a "message sent" notification on his end. I do not want this caller to have the satisfaction of thinking that I have received his message.

I also do not want him to have the satisfaction of receiving a text from me telling him that he has been blocked.

I would like for him to receive a message notifying that he has been blocked immediately after he sends me a txt.

Is there any way to accomplish this task?

  • You could unblock, send a message, block again ;) You won't receive any back-history during that time, only any new messages that may be sent.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 7, 2015 at 18:35

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No, this is not possible. Blocking a user will still deliver the message to your account, it just won't be shown. You can't prevent a message from being sent to you, except by creating a new account.


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